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Tunisia: Further information on fear of torture / ill-treatment and legal concern: Mehdi (Khiareddine) Jarrar

, N° d'index: MDE 30/010/1995

Mehdi Jarrar was transferred on 19 April from an unknown detention centre to the 9 Avril Prison in Tunis. The prison authorities have reportedly confirmed his detention but he is still being held incommunicado.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 30/10/95
Distr: UA/SC
21 April 1995
Further information on 94/95 (MDE 30/09/95, 19 April 1995) - Fear of
Torture/Ill-treatment and Legal Concern
TUNISIAMehdi (Khiareddine) JARRAR (m)
Amnesty International has today received reports that Mehdi Khiareddine Jarrar
was transferred on the evening of 19 April 1995 from an unknown detention centre
to the 9 Avril Prison in Tunis, more than 20 days after his arrest upon arrival
in Tunisia.
The prison authorities have reportedly confirmed to his family that he is
detained at 9 Avril Prison, but have to date refused them permission to see
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters:
- calling for Mehdi Khiareddine Jarrar to be given immediate access to his
family and to medical care if necessary;
- expressing concern that he was held incommunicado for over 20 days, in breach
of Tunisian law, and that his family were not informed of his place of detention;
- seeking confirmation of his whereabouts and assurances that he has received
a medical examination in compliance with Article 13bis of the Tunisian Code
of Penal Procedure.
1) Minister of the Interior
M. Mohamed Jegham
Ministre de l'Intérieur
Ministère de l'Intérieur
Av Habib Bourguiba
Faxes: +216 1 340 888
Telexes: 13662 sdap tn
Telegrams: Ministre de l'Intérieur, Tunis, Tunisie
Salutation: Monsieur le Ministre / Your Excellency
2) Minister of Justice
M. Sadok Chaâbane
Ministre de la Justice
Ministère de la Justice
Boulevard Bab Benat
Faxes: +216 1 573 756
Telexes: 13000 maet tn (via Ministère de l'Intérieur)
Telegrams: Ministre de la Justice Chaâbane, Tunis, Tunisie
Salutation: Monsieur le Ministre / Your Excellency
Presidential Human Rights Counsellor
M. Salem Makki
Conseiller Présidentiel chargé des droits de l'homme
Palais Présidentiel
Faxes: +216 1 731 009 or +216 1 742 513
Tunisian Human Rights League
Me Taoufik Bouderbala, Président
Ligue Tunisienne des Droits de l'Homme, LTDH
21 Rue Imam el Bakri
1002 TUNIS Belvedere
Faxes: +216 1 801 599
and to diplomatic representatives of TUNISIA accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 2 June 1995.

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